Sinis Artisan Glacier (and other less known artisanal ice cream and gelato)
- mainsqueeze Jun 14, 2007 10:25 AM
Besides the usual suspects, please tell me about ice cream and gelato shops woth trying - or even restaurants that have home-made sorbet or ice cream desserts I should try. I've already been to Havres aux Glaces, Bilboquet, Meu Meu, Ripples, and Roberto numerous times, and have tried Wild Willy's in Dorval and Patio on Mont-Royal. As you can tell, I am willing to travel for ice cream, so lay it on me!
We went to Sinis (why does hardly anyone ever mention this place?) last night and were pleased, especially by their lovely inventive fruit flavours. The brandy and nougat flavours were just fine, though I've have much better nougat gelato elsewhere (Roberto). However, there were some flavours that we'd never seen elsewhere with which we were quite impressed! Pineapple-Basil and Apricot-Rosemary really stood out! I'm going back just for those two. Mango-Jasmine was also quite yummy.
I tried Sinis today ... the flavours are not as crisp as Havre-aux-Glaces, but the fruit-based combos are interesting. We tried: citron, pamplemousse-campari, pomme verte, ananas-basilic, mangue-jasmine, and chocolat fraise.
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Tried Sinis earlier this week for first time & was very impressed. Interesting flavour combinations, & some unusual flavours. Ended up trying 6 flavours. Pretty expensive, but they overfill their cups(they use similiar(maybe the same ones) cups as Havres aux Glaces). So far Sinis & Havres aux Glaces are my places to go for ice cream.
Went back. last night. Tried the Orange-Cointreau and the Cocktail d'Agrumes. The former was good, but maybe not orangey enough, and the latter was delicious with a nice grapefruit flavour.